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ZeroG Wireless Targets Smart Grid Applications With Its Low-Power Embedded Wi-Fi
Sep 08, 2009 (11:09 AM EDT)

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- HASH(0x12d8010) , an innovator in low-power embedded Wi-Fi design, today announced that it has joined the U-SNAP (Utility Smart Network Access Port) Alliance and has early availability of U-SNAP modules, simplifying the process for smart-grid customers to "just add Wi-Fi" to their applications. U-SNAP's modular form factor, coupled with ZeroG Wireless' low-power embedded Wi-Fi, enables a whole new class of connected thermostats, appliances, power meters and many other home automation products to be brought to market with seamless Internet connectivity.

"ZeroG's Wi-Fi I/O products provide a secure, cost-effective, and mature IP solution for our smart grid customers," said David Friedman, senior director, strategic marketing, ZeroG Wireless. "Joining the U-SNAP Alliance and developing U-SNAP modules was a natural fit for us because it offers another simple means for our customers to just add Wi-Fi to their products."

"We are very pleased to have ZeroG as a U-SNAP member," noted Jon Rappaport, Chairman of the U-SNAP Alliance. "A compelling array of U-SNAP enabled products will be coming to market later this year and next, creating a broad ecosystem of Smart Grid ready, Energy Aware devices. ZeroG's Wi-Fi modules provide a perfect example of the future-proof flexibility of the U-SNAP standard, while simplifying Internet connectivity and device integration."

ZeroG is currently engaged with alpha customers using its U-SNAP modules. First products using these modules will be available in Q4'09, after which the Company will announce availability and marketing plans around the U-SNAP modules. For more information and to be considered for ZeroG's U-SNAP alpha program, please contact .

The "Internet of Things" is a network in which the Internet reaches out into the real world of physical objects. The phrase describes the technologies and research disciplines that make this network possible. With nearly every powered device capable of connecting to the Internet, the potential for commercial and personal use is unbounded. New products and new business models will flourish. ZeroG Wireless refers to this dramatic shift in communication, to "person to machine" and "machine to machine," as the 4th Age of Wireless(TM) -- the Internet of Things.

ZeroG Wireless is a fabless semiconductor company focused on creating a world of connected devices, the "Internet of Things." With ZeroG low-power Wi-Fi chips, there is no limit to the type of device that can now leverage the massive and rapidly growing Wi-Fi infrastructure. The Company's products are designed from the ground up to enable simple, low-cost connectivity for nearly any system, regardless of architecture. The result: faster time to market and significantly lower overall system cost.

Privately held, ZeroG Wireless is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. Investors are Battery Ventures, Greylock Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, and Miven. Additional information may be found at HASH(0x12db440)

SOURCE ZeroG Wireless, Inc.

CONTACT: Lien Nguyen of ZeroG Wireless, +1-408-738-7546,; or Hillary Cain of Dynamic Flow Marketing,+1-831-439-2071, , for ZeroG Wireless

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